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What Game(s) Are You Restoring Right Now?


By seshpilot

3 years ago



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    #51 3 years ago

    I'm not considering it a restore, because I am using a CPR PF to do a PF swap on my Fathom although I am using original parts if possible, and I will be restoring the cab,...I'm hoping to have it finished in time to go to some shows this year. This PF is not wanting to cooperate though, I should've taken my own advice and actually restored the original PF cause this is the 2nd (and last) time I've done a swap to a new PF, and the 2nd time it has been a NIGHTMARE!!

    Phoebe

    #52 3 years ago

    Restoring my Bally Night Rider. Got a great deal on the game from a dealer in OKC a couple years ago. Installing a clear coated NOS playfield done by Brian at HSA. Hoping to be done with it by next weekend. Will be the 5th Bally playfield swap for me. Each one gets a bit easier than the last one.

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    #53 3 years ago

    Don't get discouraged Phobe (says the man who has never attempted a PF swap!), we're all behind you. I would love to see any before, during, and after pics you may have. Those have always motivated me to at least go through my project pile and think about which pin would make the sacrifice to be my first victim.

    #54 3 years ago
    Quoted from Daniml:

    Don't get discouraged Phobe (says the man who has never attempted a PF swap!), we're all behind you. I would love to see any before, during, and after pics you may have. Those have always motivated me to at least go through my project pile and think about which pin would make the sacrifice to be my first victim.

    Thanks Danimal! Jump on in and do it!! You can do it! Oh I'm not going to stop (been restoring games too long to give up ) , I will just restore the original PFs from now on. (unless that is impossible which I have not come across yet!) I haven't got any pics (you wouldn't want to see me cussing it anyways!!)...actually got this game already torn down (topside anyway) it took longer to get the underside transferred and getting the PF ready to re-populate, have been clearing out the star rollovers and getting the pop holes the right size and getting stuff dimpled and drilled, all the parts were in baggies, so I am going by pics that I have found on here and any other site I can find.
    It really shouldn't be this tough!!! I have found that doing a swap from original to restored PF is MUCH easier than original to repro...YMMV!!

    Phoebe

    #55 3 years ago

    Got herself a brand new coat

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    #56 3 years ago

    Hopefully just in time to get some replacement "comic version" plastics before reassembling , I'm working on Spider-Man.

    #57 3 years ago

    I'm in the process of cleaning up a Gottlieb Punk for a friend, the incorrect head needed modification and a repaint, a NOS playfield swap was started (before me) that I will complete and then it'll require a lot of testing before I give it back. I think I have this System 80 stuff figured out.

    Steve

    #58 3 years ago

    Almost finished: Gameplan Sharpshooter
    Classic Stern Wild Fyre

    playfield stripped: Williams Taxi. I have to polish the mylar on this one, don't want to take a chance on pulling it, too may guys recommend against it, especially on System 11's.

    Has anyone else tried the "boat varnish" method of polishing mylar? Apparently you rub a small amount of this varnish into the mylar in order to fill the tiny cracks that show up as dullness. How about Wet or Dry sanding, starting with 1200 grit, then getting finer?

    Thanks,
    Alan

    #59 3 years ago

    I'm about to start on my EATPM.

    #60 3 years ago

    While I'm loving doing my restoring my Seawitch, I'd love to be working on it alongside either a Nine Ball or Centuar!

    #61 3 years ago

    Just finished a (slow and methodical) restoration on my 1972 Williams "Swinger" after finding it in a barn, mere days away from being hurled into the dump. Here are some before and after PF comparisons:

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    She plays like a dream now and the rebuilt pops are STUPID-fast!

    Here's the entire topic for anyone interested:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/williams-swinger-restoration-and-eventual-retheme

    #62 3 years ago
    Quoted from RyanClaytor:

    Just finished a (slow and methodical) restoration on my 1972 Williams "Swinger" after finding it in a barn, mere days away from being hurled into the dump. Here are some before and after PF comparisons:
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    She plays like a dream now and the rebuilt pops are STUPID-fast!
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    Here's the entire topic for anyone interested:
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/williams-swinger-restoration-and-eventual-retheme

    It's still amazing how vivid the colors are on that playfield considering it's age.

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